5-HTP: A Natural Appetite Suppressant

Suppress your appetite naturally with Skinny Piggies Let's face it: If you want to look and feel great and stay healthy, you need to maintain a healthy weight.

Because of our sedentary lifestyle, many people need to lose a significant amount of weight. But losing weight and keeping it off is not easy. People are often given the advice "just eat less." Although eating less will help you slim down, it's difficult to eat less when your body is telling you to eat more.

The answer is to find something that will help you suppress your appetite, preferably in a natural way without using prescrition meds. This will make eating less a lot easier and will help you to lose the weight. The good news is that 5-HTP a key natural ingredient in Skinny Piggies natural appetite suppressant gummies may be able to help you!

Introducing 5-HTP - the Natural Appetite Suppressant

5-HTP is an abbreviation for 5-hydroxytryptophan and is a kind of amino acid. 5-HTP occurs naturally in seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, which grows in western African countries such as Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Togo. In these countries, the leaf and juice of the plant are used for the treatment of wounds and nerve conditions, and as an aphrodisiac.

How does it work?

The body converts 5-HTP into serotonin. Serotonin is a nervous system messenger with many functions in the body. One of those functions is that it helps reduce appetite naturally. The role of serotonin in appetite control and satiety is well established in the pharmaceutical market, and it forms the basis for specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications, which increase serotonin levels that results in a loss of appetite.

5-HTP is a natural alternative to chemical drugs used for appetite control. Once the serotonin is produced naturally, it helps reduce hunger.

Does it really reduce appetite naturally?

Five placebo controlled, double blind clinical studies have been published on 5-HTP, showing that 5-HTP was able to suppress appetite in those studies.

Study 1

In 1989, 19 obese women with body mass index ranging between 30 and 40 were included in a double blind study for assessing weight loss.

For five weeks, 5-HTP or a placebo was given to the participants and they were not given any restrictions on their diet. The women took capsules of 5-HTP 30 minutes before each of three daily meals. Subjects using 5-HTP lost about 3.3 lbs. on average, while those using a placebo lost only about 1 lb.

Reference: The effects of oral 5-hydroxytryptophan administration on feeding behavior in obese adult female subjects .

Study 2

In 1992, 20 obese patients were randomly chosen to receive either 5-HTP, or a placebo. The double-blinded study was carried out over two successive six-week periods.

During the first six weeks, no dietary restrictions was placed on the patients, and for the second period, a diet limiting their calorie to 1200 per day was suggested.

The patients treated with 5-HTP experienced substantial weight loss during both periods. The group using 5-HTP lost about 4 lbs. during the first period, and another 7 lbs. during the second period. This equates to about five percent of the subject's starting body weight. Subjects taking the placebo did not lose any significant weight during either study period. These findings suggest that 5-HTP may be used safely as a natural hunger suppressant.

Reference: Eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects treated with 5-hydroxytryptophan.

Study 3

The third study was done in 1998. Twenty-five non-insulin dependent diabetic patients were recruited for a double blind study. All the patients were overweight and they received either 5-HTP or a placebo for two consecutive weeks. No dietary restriction was enforced during this time.

The 5-HTP group lost 5 lbs. during the two weeks. Subjects receiving the placebo did not show any significant change in their body weight. This clearly shows that 5-HTP can be used as an effective, natural appetite suppressant.

Reference: Effects of oral 5-hydroxy-tryptophan on energy intake and macronutrient selection in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients

Study 4

The fourth randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study took place in 2009, used 27 healthy, overweight women as subjects and lasted for two months. This study was different from the others in that it used a spray delivery system absorbed in the mouth and under the tongue (sublingual), rather than a capsule or tablet.

5-HTP subjects lost 1.02 points off their BMI, 0.64 inches off their waist, and 1.06 inches off their hips. The study also showed that the 5-HTP could be absorbed effective in the sublingual form. Once again, this study demonstrates that 5-HTP is an effective natural hunger suppressant.

Reference: Satiety and amino-acid profile in overweight women after a new treatment using a natural plant extract sublingual spray formulation.

Study 5

This double blind, randomized, placebo controlled study was conducted in 2012 over a period of four weeks. The subjects were 20 overweight, but otherwise healthy women. A sublingual mix of herbs was administered to the subjects five times per day. All subjects were also shown how to reduce their daily calorie intake by about 800 calories, while maintaining a caloric balance of 60 percent carbohydrates, 25 percent fat and 15 percent protein. The initial dietary counselling was provided by a registered dietician.

The 5-HTP group lost 0.89 points off their BMI, 2.49 lbs., 2.3 inches off their hips and 0.95 inches off their waist. As with previous studies, no adverse events were reported.

Reference: Relationship between the absorption of 5-hydroxytryptophan from an integrated diet, by means of Griffonia simplicifolia extract, and the effect on satiety in overweight females after oral spray administration.

Final verdict on 5-HTP for Suppressing Appetite Naturally

All five of these studies on 5-HTP for natural appetite control were double blind, which is considered the gold standard in research. While all scientific studies have their inherent limitations, it's encouraging to see that all 5 studies demonstrated the effectiveness of using 5-HTP to suppress appetite naturally. Another positive aspect of 5-HTP is that it does not work based on a stimulant effect. In the dietary supplement market, there are not many products backed by research to support their effectiveness as a natural appetite control product.

To have a natural appetite suppressant that does not have a stimulant effect is a godsend for many people who are overweight and have trouble controlling their appetite.

Skinny Piggies suppressant gummies contain only the highest quality natural 5-HTP extracted from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia plant .

Appetite Suppressant Gummies

Skinny Piggies are natural supplement gummies with 5-HTP. 5-HTP has been studied for its effect on curbing appetite. In addition to 5-HTP and other natural hunger suppressants, they contain a natural blend that expand in the stomach to form a smooth gel making you feel fuller and eating less food. Chew and swallow one Skinny Piggy with a full glass of water 30 minutes before eating a meal. You will soon notice that you're eating less, feeling fuller for longer periods and are not craving junk food.

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